Visiting Mompesson House: What you need to know

The front facade of Mompesson House, Salisbury

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Mompesson House for an introductory tour, a hosted visit of the ground floor rooms and time to wander around the garden. Here’s some information about what to expect when you visit.

What your visit will look like

Mompesson House is open five days a week from Friday to Tuesday for pre-booked tours only. There is an introductory tour every hour on the hour, from 11am to 3pm, with the last tour starting at 2pm. 

The first half of the tour takes place outside and focuses on the architecture and the setting of Mompesson within Salisbury's historic Cathedral Close. The tour continues in the entrance hall where you'll find out about some of the people who called Mompesson home.

Following the introductory tour, you'll be able to explore the entrance hall, dining room, large drawing room and small drawing room. The rooms have been redisplayed to highlight interior features such as the beautiful plasterwork. The library and the first floor of the house are closed.

You will then have the opportunity to wander around Mompesson's tranquil garden. 

The visit lasts approximately 45 minutes. 

 

When you arrive 

There is limited disabled parking only at Mompesson so please park in one of the city centre car parks and follow tourist signs to the Cathedral. Enter the Cathedral Close through the High Street Gate and take the turning immediately to the right in front of Choristers' Green. A member of the team will be outside to welcome you. 

Please arrive within your 10 minute entry slot so that the tour can begin promptly on the hour. 

Arrival: 10:50-11:00 - the tour will start promptly at 11:00 

Arrival: 11:50-12:00 - the tour will start promptly at 12:00 

Arrival: 12:50-13:00 - the tour will start promptly at 13:00 

Arrival: 13:50-14:00 - the tour will start promptly at 14:00

If you’re more than 10 minutes late for your arrival slot then entry will be at the discretion of the property team.

Please have your ticket to hand, and show it to any member of the team who asks for it when you arrive. If you are a member, we'll also ask for you to show your membership card.

 

Staying safe 

To help keep everyone safe, please follow the latest guidance on your visit. 

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit.

Face coverings

Face coverings are recommended in enclosed, crowded areas. Thank you for supporting us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

Facilities 

There are two toilets; one of which is accessible. Our tea-room and shop have closed since your last visit. We are not currently able to store large bags/luggage during your visit.

 

Accessibility

Assistance dogs only. If you require disabled parking/the use of a manual wheelchair, please book in advance by phoning 01722 335659 or emailing mompessonhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Click here to view our access statement. Please speak to the team on arrival about your access needs.

How to book

You'll need to book your place on a tour in advance.

  • Entry is free for members, but please bring your membership card with you. Non-members will need to pay when booking.
  • Please book one ticket per person, except for children aged 5 or under as they don't need a ticket.
  • The 10 minute time slot is your arrival window in order for the tours to start promptly on the hour.
  • Bookings are for your use only and are not available for resale.
  • We'll send your booking confirmation by email. Please make sure you fill in your correct email address when you book to ensure you receive your confirmation email.

Tickets are released two weeks in advance, throughout the working day on Thursdays.

 

Changing your booking 

If you set up an account when you made your booking, you will be able to amend the date/time of your booking online up to 24 hours before the date of your visit, or by calling 0344 249 1895. If you are a member and can no longer attend, please let us know by giving us a call on 0344 249 1895.